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Congregational Health Ministry

Congregational Health Ministry – integrating faith and health

Learn more about the Congregational Health Ministry and pastoral care at the hospitals of Methodist Health System in North Texas. Download a copy of the Golden Cross Congregational Health Ministry brochure
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Congregational Health Ministry
(in PDF format)

Through our Congregational Health Ministry, Methodist Health System has formed partnerships with area churches in an effort to improve the physical and spiritual health of the people in these congregations. This ministry provides guidance, shares resources, and assists church leaders in meeting the wellness needs of these communities of faith.

The church has been intimately involved with the concept of wholeness, wellness, and healing since its inception. This program embodies our belief in the unity of body, mind, and spirit, a concept deeply rooted in both the Old and New Testaments.

Congregational nursing is an international ministry within congregations that gives these concepts and ideas a visible presence. The  Parish nurse works with the pastor and the Health Ministry Committee composed of other caring members to fulfill the healing mission of the church.

Methodist Health System’s Congregational Health Ministry may assist in the following ways:

  • Assessing the mental, spiritual, and physical health needs of the congregation
  • Creating programs for strengthening the membership’s role in the prevention of disease and illness
  • Recognizing and supporting the close relationship between physical, emotional, and spiritual health
  • Meeting the health and healing needs of individuals

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course

Methodist Health System Congregational Health Ministry with Baylor University present the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course from the International Parish Nurse Resource Center Curriculum.

January 28, 29 and 30, 2016
February 25, 26, and 27, 2016

Fridays 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Download a PDF of the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course brochure.

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Debbie Seider, MSN, RN

Doris Giles, MS, RN

Read the blog entry Nursing on a Mission by Doris Giles, RN, MS, and Debbie Seider, RN, MSN, Congregational Nursing Coordinators at Methodist Health System.


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